Cover Costume Candy

Happy Halloween guys! Hope you are having a spooktacular evening. My night will be spent watching The Walking Dead Season One. Or attempting to. The first time I wanted to watch the series I had to quit after only about five minutes. Yes, I'm very easily scared. 
I haven't picked out a Halloween costume to wear, but can't wait to see what (possibly bookish) characters you will be embodying. When I started to collect post ideas for my YA Halloween Fear Factor special I wanted to do something with costumes. I thought of all the beautiful book covers on my shelves and knew I had to compose a list of my favourite YA book cover inspired costumes. I selected pieces of clothes, accessories and beauty products and put together looks for a fancy costume party.
And what would a party be without a great cocktail? Of course every YA cover costume heroine or hero gets her/his appendant drink.

For larger versions of the pictures below, click here to visit my Cover Costume Candy Pinterest board.

A Darkness Strange and Lovely - Deadly Chic

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Blueberry Mojito

8 blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed), plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
lime slice for garnish

Through the Zombie Glass - Zombie in Wonderland

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Black Vodka Ghost Martini

1/3 part black vodka
1/3 part Chambord
1/3 part cranberry juice
Club Soda
Blackberry for garnish
Dry ice pellets

The Selection - Dystopian Princess

Picture & Recipe
Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail

1 fluff of cotton candy
Champagne to top

Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Monster Princess

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Blue Hawaiian Jelly Shots

3 oz box of Berry Blue Jello
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup Malibu rum
1/2 cup Blue curacao
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Asunder - Flowery Soul

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Raspberry Rose Fizz

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz liqueur framboise
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz raspberry syrup
3 drops rosewater
1 egg white
1 1/2 oz sparkling water
rose petal for garnish
Raspberry Syrup:
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

The Girl In The Steel Corset - Steampunk Warrior

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Blood Orange Mimosa

1 bottle Prosecco
1 1/2 cups fresh blood orange juice
1 tablespoon super-fine granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

 Tiger Girl

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Peachy Orange Cream Cocktail

2 slices fresh or frozen (thawed) peaches
1 slice fresh orange
1/4 oz Vanilla Simple Syrup (1 1/2 teaspoons)
1 oz vodka (2 tablespoons)
4 oz lemon-lime soda (1/2 cup)

Everneath - Underworld Goddess

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Pomegranate-Ginger Prosecco Cocktail 

2 oz gin 
2 oz pomegranate juice 
1 oz ginger simple syrup (above) 
2 oz prosecco 
1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds

Vixen - 20's Seductress

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Cranberry Champagne

1 ounce cranberry juice (sweetened)
1 wedge lime
Champagne or sparkling wine
Cranberries (frozen)

Victorian Gentleman

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The Blackthorne Cocktail

1 oz Sweet Vermouth (M&R Rosso)
2 oz Irish whiskey (Jameson 12, Redbreast)
3 dashes Angostura bitters
absinthe wash

Con Man

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Kamikaze Cocktail

1 1/4 oz Smirnoff  Red Label Vodka
1/4 oz triple sec
1/4 oz lime juice or sour mix

Ice Prince

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Whiskey Lemonade

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
2 tablespoons whiskey 
2 tablespoons Simple Syrup 
Lemon zest

Q! Which costume do you like best? Would you dress up like a YA cover model and which one would it be?

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